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Unattended Death Cleanup

Unattended Death Cleanup

It isn't at all pleasant to think about, but people die alone all the time, and sometimes, they remain undiscovered for days, weeks, or longer. Often, such people lived apart from family and friends or were suffering from hoarding or antisocial disorders.

In cases of an unattended death, a professional unattended death clean up will need to be undertaken after the removal of the dead body.

Any biohazard cleanup should only ever be undertaken by a licensed and insured professional biohazard cleanup service. This is especially so when dealing with the aftermath of an undiscovered death. Amateur attempts to properly and completely clean and disinfect such conditions are likely to fail. Failure to completely remove all traces of biological fluids can result in an unhealthy environment.


Discovering the unattended death of a friend or family member is a stressful, potentially traumatic experience. Professional undiscovered death clean up companies understand this and always treat the deceased's property and home with dignity and respect.

First, they'll explain the remediation process, addressing any questions or concerns you may have. Then, once they've evaluated the scope of the job, you'll be issued a written estimate of the costs involved. You'll also be appraised of payment and financing options at this time. If necessary, the remediation team can work with your insurance company.


Once the deceased has been removed from the affected area, it's essential to remove and remediate all traces of biological fluids. As deterioration occurs, bacteria and escaping gasses produce a horrible odor. This process can begin a day or so after death, though the process may be considerably quickened by excessive heat.

If all the biological materials aren't thoroughly cleaned and disinfectd, the structure could become potentially unhealthy and therefore uninhabitable.

Depending on how long the deceased has remained undiscovered, the odor of death may permeate porous materials such as carpets, drywall, books, linens, furniture, and clothes. In such cases, affected materials will need to be discarded. Affected drywall and carpets must likewise be removed.


While inspecting the area where the unattended death was discovered, and during the entire remediation process, biohazard cleanup specialists will be fully suited in HAZMAT protective gear. For your protection, they will also insist that you do as well, should you enter the structure.

Using specialized cleansers and technology, the remediation team will then begin cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing all surfaces in the affected area. Once every trace of biological fluids has been removed, the air in the structure will be tested using Adenosine Triphosphate. This ATP Flourescent Testing is the same used in hospitals and the healthcare industry to ensure the highest levels of sanitation.


Upon completion of the bioremediation process, you'll be issued a certificate of completion. This document attests to the fact that the structure in question has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfectd in accordance with all applicable health and safety standards. When the time comes to sell the affected home, building, or domicile, such a document can come in handy as a negotiating tool.

If you've had the unfortunate experience of discovering a friend or loved one who has died unattended, or if an undiscovered death has occurred at a property you own, don't make the mistake of thinking you can clean the area yourself. Biohazard cleanup is always best left to the professionals.

Licensed biohazard remediation companies offering unattended death cleanup services have the experience, tools, and proper personal protective equipment necessary to handle such potentially dangerous jobs thoroughly and safely.





Blood Spill Clean Up

A blood spill resulting from an accident or crime is not only off-putting and upsetting; it can be hazardous. Aside from being a visual reminder of our mortality, a blood spill may contain harmful pathogens and must be attended to carefully.

As a general rule of thumb, blood spills or stains larger than a standard dinner plate should be referred to licensed and certified Biohazard Remediation professionals. Far more than a cleaning service, Biohazard Remediation involves removing blood and bodily fluids, cleaning, and disinfecting affected areas.

Dealing with blood spills and other potentially harmful biohazards can be dangerous work. The risk of coming into contact with harmful bloodborne pathogens like HIV and Hepatitis is significant, which is why remediation professionals are trained to work with blood and bodily fluids safely.

If the spill you're dealing with is small enough to pass the dinner plate test, and you know or are reasonably certain the blood is pathogen-free, there is a ten-step process experts recommend if you want to give cleaning it a go yourself:


You're going to want to be wearing a decent pair of rubber gloves when cleaning blood spills and stains. It's a good idea to consider eye protection, too, should any blood or fluid splash or spatter during the removal process.


The last thing you want is for a sharp object to pierce your gloves as you're removing a blood spill. Remove any sharp or potentially sharp objects in or around the spill using tweezers.


Absorb as much of the spill as possible with cloth towels. You can place the towels directly onto the spill. Once soaked, place the contaminated linens in a biohazard bag for later disposal.


Once the majority of the blood's been removed, check to ensure the room is well ventilated, then pour a registered disinfectant with a broad-spectrum kill claim onto the stain. Let the disinfectant sit for ten minutes, then clean with a cloth rag, moving from the outer circumference of the stain inward.


While it may seem redundant, it's best to play it safe and clean and disinfect a third time when dealing with potentially dangerous blood spills. Using damp cloth towels, go over the affected area one last time.


Contact your area health department for directions on how to dispose of contaminated towels and protective equipment, which should be double-bagged and labeled "biohazard."


After cleaning even a small blood spill, you'll want to shower, or at the very least wash your hands well. Before you do, check yourself for any contaminants that may have made it past your protective equipment.

Keep in mind that all but the smallest of blood spills should be removed, cleaned, and disinfected by trained and licensed professionals. If you require blood-spill remediation in the St. Louis area, call the experts at Bio-One today, or visit online anytime at

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The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is proud to announce that the 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are now Presented by Bio-One, Inc. 


Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service. 


"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because   First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet.  We look forward to working with them for years to come."


Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members. 


The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.


"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."


The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!


About the United States Police and Fire Championships

The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA. For more information, please visit